The Unseen Machine is an experimental musical instrument and art installation that has toured many events and galleries around the region. The machine exists to give the audience a glimpse into another world and to consider the notion that, like all people, that beauty is most often hidden within, ready to be discovered when seen through a different lens.
The Unseen Machine is operated through touching different objects and pipes. It was built so that a single person could play it or multiple people could play it by holding sections and touching each other hands. In this way, it is both a unique musical instrument as well as a collaborative artwork.
As the operators use the machine sound waves can be heard and also seen as they are pushed through abstract visual landscapes (made in our Liquid Creations workshop). A unique aspect of the machine is that it can’t be seen without looking through a different lens, or in this case, without wearing some specially made goggles.
Check out Zac playing the machine or some of the images of the many people playing below.